October 20, 2010

Week 8: Rivals.com 2010 bowl projections

A few notes about these bowl projections:

A bowl's tie-in with a league doesn't necessarily mean it will get the third-, fourth-, fifth-, etc., place team from the league; rather, it means it gets the third, fourth, fifth, etc., selection from that league.

Along those lines, in some instances we have moved teams around in the pecking order so they won't return to a bowl they played in last season.

Under terms of the most recent BCS agreement, the first time the Rose Bowl loses a team to the national championship game and a team from outside the Big Six conferences is an automatic qualifier, that team will play in the Rose Bowl.

An asterisk denotes a team that will be in the bowl because a league will not be able to fulfill its obligation. In some situations, other conferences have deals to provide teams if the "original" conference can't fill its spots; in those instances, the fill-in conference first fills it own bowl slots. If the fill-in conference doesn't have enough bowl-eligible teams, the bowl then is allowed to pick an at-large team that is bowl eligible.

BCS MATCHUPS
ROSE
Site: Pasadena, Calif.
Date: Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
This week's projection: Boise State vs. Iowa
FIESTA
Site: Glendale, Ariz.
Date: Jan. 1, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
This week's projection: Ohio State vs. TCU
ORANGE
Site: Miami
Date: Jan. 3, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
This week's projection: Florida State vs. Auburn
SUGAR
Site: New Orleans
Date: Jan. 4, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
This week's projection: Alabama vs. West Virginia
BCS TITLE GAME
Site: Glendale, Ariz.
Date: Jan. 10, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2
This week's projection: Oklahoma vs. Oregon
OTHER BOWL GAMES
NEW MEXICO
Site: Albuquerque
Date: Dec. 18, 2 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Mountain West No. 5 vs. WAC
This week's projection: Miami of Ohio* vs. Nevada
HUMANITARIAN
Site: Boise, Idaho
Date: Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: MAC No. 3 vs. WAC
This week's projection: Ohio U. vs. Fresno State
NEW ORLEANS
Site: New Orleans
Date: Dec. 18, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA vs. Sun Belt
This week's projection: UCF vs. Troy
BEEF 'O'BRADY'S
Site: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Date: Dec. 21, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA vs. Big East No. 6
This week's projection: Southern Miss vs. Connecticut
MAACO LAS VEGAS
Site: Las Vegas
Date: Dec. 22, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Mountain West No. 1 vs. Pac-10 No. 5
This week's projection: Utah vs. Arizona State
POINSETTIA
Site: San Diego
Date: Dec. 23, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Navy vs. Mountain West No. 2
This week's projection: Navy vs. San Diego State
HAWAII
Site: Honolulu
Date: Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: WAC vs. Conference USA
This week's projection: Hawaii vs. East Carolina
LITTLE CAESARS
Site: Detroit
Date: Dec. 26, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten No. 8 vs. MAC No. 1
This week's projection: Purdue vs. Northern Illinois
INDEPENDENCE
Site: Shreveport, La.
Date: Dec. 27, 5 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC No. 7 vs. Mountain West No. 3
This week's projection: Clemson vs. Air Force
CHAMPS SPORTS
Site: Orlando
Date: Dec. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Matchup: ACC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2/Notre Dame
This week's projection: Miami vs. Notre Dame
INSIGHT
Site: Tempe, Ariz.
Date: Dec. 28, 10 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. Big 12 No. 4
This week's projection: Penn State vs. Missouri
EAGLEBANK
Site: Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec. 29, 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC No. 8 vs. Conference USA/Army
This week's projection: Boston College vs. Army
TEXAS
Site: Houston
Date: Dec. 29, 6 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6
This week's projection: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
ALAMO
Site: San Antonio
Date: Dec. 29, 9:15 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-10 No. 2
This week's projection: Nebraska vs. Stanford
ARMED FORCES
Site: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Dec. 30, noon, ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA vs. Mountain West No. 4
This week's projection: Tulsa vs. BYU
PINSTRIPE
Site: New York
Date: Dec. 30, 3:15 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big East No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 7
This week's projection: Rutgers vs. Kansas State
MUSIC CITY
Site: Nashville
Date: Dec. 30, 6:45 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7
This week's projection: North Carolina vs. Kentucky
HOLIDAY
Site: San Diego
Date: Dec. 30, 10 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big 12 No. 5 vs. Pac-10 No. 3
This week's projection: Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State
MEINEKE
Site: Charlotte
Date: Dec. 31, noon, ESPN
Matchup: ACC No. 5 vs. Big East No. 3
This week's projection: N.C. State vs. Pittsburgh
SUN
Site: El Paso, Texas
Date: Dec. 31, 2 p.m., CBS
Matchup: ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-10 No. 4
This week's projection: Georgia Tech vs. Arizona
LIBERTY
Site: Memphis
Date: Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 8
This week's projection: SMU vs. Toledo*
CHICK-FIL-A
Site: Atlanta
Date: Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5
This week's projection: Virginia Tech vs. Mississippi State
DALLAS FOOTBALL CLASSIC
Site: Dallas
Date: Jan. 1
Matchup: Big Ten No. 7 vs. Big 12 No. 8
This week's projection: Illinois vs. Baylor
OUTBACK
Site: Tampa Site: Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC
Matchup: Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3/4
This week's projection: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
CAPITAL ONE
Site: Orlando
Date: Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
This week's projection: Michigan State vs. Arkansas
GATOR
Site: Jacksonville
Date: Jan. 1, 1:30 p.m., ESPN2
Matchup: Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. SEC No. 6
This week's projection: Michigan vs. Florida
Go.DADDY.COM
Site: Mobile, Ala.
Date: Jan. 6, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: MAC No. 2 vs. Sun Belt
This week's projection: Temple vs. Middle Tennessee
COTTON
Site: Irving, Texas
Date: Jan. 7, 8 p.m., Fox
Matchup: Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3/4
This week's projection: Texas vs. LSU
BIRMINGHAM
Site: Birmingham, Ala.
Date: Jan. 8, noon, ESPN
Matchup: Big East No. 5 vs. SEC No. 9
This week's projection: Cincinnati vs. Western Michigan*
KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER
Site: San Francisco
Date: Jan. 9, 9 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Pac-10 No. 6 vs. WAC
This week's projection: UCLA vs. Idaho




 

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